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Public Life & Institutions Collection
Image: Model - Captain Cook's Cottage, Cyril Noisette, Icing, 1934
Source: Museum Victoria
The lives of all Victorians are shaped by organisational and institutional structures in the public sphere. Such structures are dynamic, always in the process of creation, redefinition, maintenance, and change.
While some individuals may have the opportunity to participate in the creation of some of these structures, and to influence their direction, others suffer under, negotiate with or react to them. Groups of people may then combine to bring about changes to the ways the structures operate and develop.
This collecting field is concerned with communal and institutional activities in the public sphere in Victoria since 1835. Material evidence generated as a result of particular forms of public, cultural, political and institutional activity in Victoria is collected to document distinctive forms of urban and regional life.
The collection focuses on the operation of particular structures at particular times, and also on the processes of change, continuity, reaction and adaptation. Sub-themes include celebrations and festivals; political history; charity and welfare; ritual and belief; and images and icons of Melbourne.
It also illustrates the events and patterns that help us define and understand Australian identity in all its complexity and diversity. A wide range of material has been gathered from many organisations and institutions, both active and inactive.
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Medal awarded by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Royal Agricultural Society, 2nd prize for an 'Australian Sparkling Wine', to Hans W.H. Irvine in 1900. Hans William Henry Ir ...From: Melbourne, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 103, Type 24 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 100 struck in copper and given to cus ...
Australia New South Wales Sydney (AD) Mint: Sydney Other Details: New South Wales Rifle Association medal. It features a kneeling soldier being crowned with a wreath by a female figure. ...
Australia Queensland Brisbane 10 Dollars XII Commonwealth Games 1982 (AD) Mint: Royal Australian, Canberra Silver $10 uncirculated coin in red plastic container, the reverse features ...From: Brisbane, Australia Images: 2
Australia Queensland Brisbane 1877 (AD) Mint: Sydney? Awarded to: T. Robinson & Co. Other Details: The National Agricultural and Industrial Assocation of Queensland awarded this medal f ...From: Brisbane, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD) Issue number 155, Type 37 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 200 struck in gilding metal and given ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1986 (AD) Issue number 246 Type 76 Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner Other Details: 70 struck in copper and given to custo ...
Australia Victoria Frankston Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD) Issue number 314 Type 103 Mint: Hafner Other Details: 50 gilding metal medals and given to Armstrong custom ...
Australia New South Wales Sydney Medal - E. Way & Company c. 1900 (AD) Other Details: Medal issued for E. Way and Company, Drapers in Pitt Street, Sydney. The company sold goods includi ...
Australia New South Wales Sydney International Exhibition Prize Medal 1879 - 1880 (AD) Awarded to:Strachan, Thomas Other Details: This medal was awarded for Victorian dried fruits. The ...